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We know that finding the right hairstyle can be a daunting task so TheHairStyler.com has helped a selection of our members with some professional advice and suitable hairstyle suggestions.

Profile:

Name: Penny
Face Shape: oval
Complexion: peaches & cream
Eye Color: brown
Hair Texture: medium
Hair Density: medium
Hair Elasticity: wavy

Penny has asked us to go over 5 of her favorite styles to see what we think. We have also taken the opportunity to throw in another 3 hairstyles that our stylists think look great on her. Penny has let us know that she prefers chin length hair with bangs, that she is growing her hair right now and that she normally uses a straightener to get a "smooth look".

1. Penny's Choice: Straight Medium
 

Penny hairstyles number 1

Suitable for:

Face Shapes: oval, round, square, heart, triangular
Hair Texture: thin, medium
Hair Density: medium, sparse

Styling:

Maintenance: high
Time: 20-30 mins
Techniques: blow-dry
Products: mousse, smoothing shine, hair spray

Hair Consultant:

This playful concave bob is a great choice for Penny because the graduated layers to the sides and back creates a vertical soft, and textured result. Side swept bangs add to the illusion of length while drawing attention to Penny's eyes. The side part also helps to balance up the shape of the cut nicely. Razor cutting would normally be used to achieve this hairstyle, but I would recommend to Penny that she keep this to a minimum or face the prospect of hard to control frizzy hair. She could instead ask her stylist about slide cutting techniques. This hairstyle does look great on her but will need some home maintenance and time for styling using a straightener on a regular basis. I would like to see a little more honey tones in the overall color.

Verdict:

This is an excellent shape and look for Penny which will require some styling work from home. A brighter color would also bring the hairstyle to life.

 

2. Penny's Choice: Classic

Penny hairstyles number 2

Suitable for:

Face Shapes: oval, round, square, heart
Hair Texture: fine, medium
Hair Density: fine, medium

Styling:

Maintenance: medium
Time: 12-20 mins
Techniques: blow-dry
Products: straightening balm, smoothing shine

Hair Consultant:

This is an elegant smooth bob cut with some graduation through the bottom and sides that adds length and frames Penny's face nicely. The off centre part along with absence of bangs also helps to divide and lengthen the hairstyle. This look will require regular straightening and Penny will need to avoid moist or steamy weather conditions which would make her hair bounce up or go wavy. This hairstyle, although flattering, may not be the most practical choice. I do like the solid blonde highlights, however.

Verdict:

A great shape and look but too much styling maintenance for Penny's wavy hair type.

 

3. Penny's Choice: Classic
 

Penny hairstyles number 3

Suitable for:

Face Shapes: oval, oblong, square, heart, diamond
Hair Texture: medium, thick
Hair Density: medium, dense

Styling:

Maintenance: medium
Time: 20-30 mins
Techniques: blow-dry
Products: straightening balm, smoothing shine

Hair Consultant:

I like the look of this particular hairstyle on Penny. For a start, the textured ends add body and softness and utilize Penny's natural waves. Next, the side swept bangs draw attention and focus to Penny's eyes. The sides pulled back behind her ears also shows off another one of her great features - her high cheek bones. This hairstyle with top heavy layers will assist Penny to keep the waves somewhat flatter and smoother. I would personally like to see a deeper base color with lots of highlights on top.

Verdict:

A very good versatile choice for Penny that could be styled more casually. I like it.


4. Penny's Choice: Straight Medium
 

Penny hairstyle number 4

Suitable for:

Face Shapes: oval, oblong, square, heart, diamond
Hair Texture: medium, thin
Hair Density: medium, sparse

Styling:

Maintenance: high
Time: 20-20 mins
Techniques: blow-dry
Products: smoothing shine, lacquer, straightening balm

Hair Consultant:

I think that this hairstyle is good on Penny but only that it needs to be about 2 to 3 inches longer. This above chin length bob cut has added volume and width due to razor cutting and, along with the side swept bangs that effectively halve the vertical length, makes the style appear too wide for my liking. More length in the sides and back would balance this out, however, making it a very good choice. The ruffled texture of this look would be easily achievable with Penny's natural waves. The color needs some work. Some deeper honey tones all over with a lighter section through the front bangs drawing further focus to Penny's eyes would look terrific.

Verdict:

This hairstyle needs to be about 2-3 inches longer with a brighter more exciting color. That would make it perfect.

 

5. Penny's Choice: Wavy Short
 

Penny hairstyles number 5

Suitable for:

Face Shapes: oval, oblong, square, diamond, triangular
Hair Texture: medium, thick
Hair Density: medium, dense

Styling:

Maintenance: low to medium
Time: 10-20 mins
Techniques: blow-dry, curling iron
Products: gel spray, wax, sculpture lotion, hair spray

Hair Consultant:

This style may not suit Penny as well as the others as I believe that it is a little too heavy on the sides, making the hairstyle appear very triangular and making her face look too full. Along with the bangs that square off and increase width in the style, I also think that there is just a little too much hair hanging down around her face which will hide her lovely features. The soft waves will be easy enough for Penny to create at home, however the overall shape is just not right to my way of thinking. The color, however, is a lovely tone and suits her complexion perfectly.

Verdict:

Great color but the shape is just a little too full for Penny's face.

 

6. Hair Consultant's Choice: Meg Ryan

 

Penny hairstyles number 6

Suitable for:

Face Shapes: oval, oblong, square, triangular
Hair Texture: thin, medium
Hair Density: sparse, medium

Styling:

Maintenance: medium
Time: 20-30 mins
Techniques: blow-dry
Products: mousse, moulding cream

Hair Consultant:

This is a great hairstyle for Penny for a number of reasons. Firstly, this hairstyle has been slightly graduated through the back and sides with extra feathering layers throughout the ends, which combines to give her hair lots of soft natural texture, body and movement. Secondly, the angled effect achieved by the side falling bangs simply draws attention to Penny beautiful eye shape and color. Also, the fact that this hairstyle is not too smooth makes it a little quicker to style from home. Penny will need a straightening iron to smooth out her natural waves but it certainly is worth the effort. The color is the correct tone for Penny's complexion and the blonde highlights soften and texturize the hairstyle further.

Verdict:

I love this particular shape and color on Penny. It will require some styling work but what a result!

 

7. Hair Consultant's Choice: Cate Blanchett
 

Penny hairstyles number 7

Suitable for:

Face Shapes: oval, oblong, square, diamond
Hair Texture: medium, thick
Hair Density: medium, dense

Styling:

Maintenance: medium
Time: 10-20 mins
Techniques: blow-dry
Products: mousse, moulding cream

Hair Consultant:

Well this hairstyle is just perfect for Penny. The length in the sides sits just under her chin framing her face nicely, while the back sits just on Penny's shoulders. The wispy bangs through the front also highlight Penny's eye shape and color. Although the hairstyle is smooth looking, it still has texture and movement through the back and sides, and here Penny's natural waves will help this to happen. The honey blonde color really compliments Penny's peaches and cream complexion while the blonde highlights in the front bangs region adds further softness. She could also change the look and wear it wavier if she is having a casual day.

Verdict:

My Pick! Great cut, shape, and color for Penny.

 

8. Hair Consultant's Choice: Reba McEntire

 

Penny hairstyles number 8

Suitable for:

Face Shapes: oval, round, oblong, diamond
Hair Texture: thin, medium Hair Density: sparse, medium

Styling:

Maintenance: high
Time: 20-30 mins
Techniques: blow-dry
Products: mousse, moulding cream

Hair Consultant:

When I picked this hairstyle for Penny the first thing that stood out for me was how the soft wispy layers just kicked out naturally falling into perfect position. This I see as a bonus for Penny because she will not need to fight against her natural waves everyday and any moisture will keep the hairstyle looking good. The bangs are also a good length and won't get in her eyes and annoy Penny every time she puts her head down or forward. This style is truly manageable, and in my opinion, face shape balancing. The color is indeed bright, and although Penny would probably never venture this far, certainly suits her complexion.

Verdict:

My second top pick. A very suitable cut which would be easy to achieve.

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